For the past couple of weeks, I have been consistently running 2 times a week - on Wednesdays and on Saturdays. I try to do between 4 and six miles, depending on how I feel.
Yesterday my younger son decided to join me for a run. I thought we would walk because in my mind the run would be too much for him, but he is definitely his mother's son - he loves a challenge.
Just before we stepped out, I realized my Fitbit had no display - totally blank, and I thought the battery was low, so I took some time to charge it first. After plugging it in, I decided to check my dashboard and realized that the steps/stairs/calories recorded were much lower than what I expected. For example, I had climbed four floors but the readings showed that I had not climbed a single floor the whole day.
Anyway, I gave it about an hour, then clipped it on and headed out, even though there was still no reading on the display ( I was hoping something would happen along the way!)
DS and I started by walking for about 15 minutes, then we started to run. For some reason, people kept smiling at us as we run along. Whenever he got tired, I encouraged him to walk, while I kept on running at a much slower pace along side him. I really enjoyed his company and he kept encouraging me to go further and further.
We were out for about 70 minutes, we run close to 5 miles and towards the he turned to me and said, "Mum, I am really proud of myself." And I told him "Son, I am really proud of you!"
We had a good time together, got home really sweaty but proud of our efforts for the day.
When I got home, I realized the fitbit was still totally dead and had not recorded any of my activity
I sent an email to the Fitbit people and I hope to get it sorted out. But right now I am back to using my bulky Omron pedometer, which I have not used for a year.
Have a wonderful day friends, and stay active.